Anjana Rakesh…

a designer who tries to make all the work
a Bella Folio (a beautiful work).

A Product Designer (UX/UI)
for mobile apps & desktop solutions.

My birth was in the picture postcard Indian state, Kerala. Would that be the reason why good designs, floor me? Perhaps, yes. Even though my graduation is in science the design classes I had in my PG, mass communications, gave me the break through into to my future career.

I am a Senior Product Designer (UX/UI) with 10+ years of experience who is well-versed in mobile and web applications. My objective is to deliver good user centric designs, which helps the users and the clients to achieve their business goals. Visual presentability, integrating the usability, user friendliness, simplicity and class are the highlights of my designs.

In my long 25 years of design journey I have worked 5 years in print and media designs, 10 years in web designing and the last 10 years in UI and UX of mobile app and desktop solutions. Proficient with user friendly designs and user experiences I have a good understanding of design thinking and use of technology.

The practice of time-bound work, which I believe increase the efficiency of a team. I am proud to be a great team player who added value to the projects I’ve worked on. In my team leader role, I was an effective communicator with excellent leadership qualities and organisational abilities.

Work

Sophos| Sr. UX Designer| Current
Cisco| Sr. UX/UI Designer| 2 years
Broadsoft| Sr. UX/UI Designer| 3 years
mPortal India| Sr. UI Designer| 4 years
Shine Works| Sr. Designer| 1 year
CompuNet| Sr. Web Designer| 11 years
Mythri (NGO)| Graphic Designer| 3 years

Design Skills & Approach

  • User Experience Design
  • User Interface design
  • User Research
  • User analysis
  • Personas
  • Ideation
  • Wireframing
  • Branding and design
  • Low to high fidelity prototyping
  • Design Testing
  • Design System
  • Documentation

Understanding the foremost commitment to the customer, I contribute ideas and open forum to the clients. This helped significantly in defining the character of the most suitable product for them. This process always leads to creating well-thought designs.

The deepest understanding of the user for whom we’re designing the products or services is the key of design thinking. This helps to identify the actual needs, tackle and define the problems and create ideas and find working and practical solutions. The success of a design is when the updated technologies and creatives ideas come easily in use of a user who is low in technology knowledge. The extensive research and detailed observations helps to understand the actual users and lead to a good human centered design.

Designing is my passion & that's why I am in this job

My mind is happy when I do design. It can be a card, a dress or a room. I am into it.

Work-life balance is very important for me. I never compromised on qualitative time for my family in all these working years. I will call myself a voracious reader and a great fan of movies. Also I never skip a chance to pack a bag and travel. Mountains fascinate me. Another strong connection I have is with dogs. I enjoy a long daily walk for dogs feeding or rescue.

Education

Post-graduation
Mass Communications, Print Design & Journalism,
Kerala Press Academy, India.

Diploma
Web designing and Publishing,
American Technical Academy, Dubai, UAE.

Bachelors Degree
Bio Sciences and Chemistry,
Kerala University, India.

Skills

Photoshop

Adobe XD

Sketch

Invision

Zeplin

Balsamiq

InDesign

Illustrator

Axure RP